Monthly Archives: March 2017

Best One Day Field Trips for Students

One day field trips are typically the most convenient field trip choice for students of all ages, a chance to get out and learn something new in a new place, without booking a hotel or getting all the permission forms passed out. These short trips allow students to experience travel on a small basis, something…
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Unity Temple – Frank Lloyd Wright

Unity Temple Another Chicago FLW hotspot is nearby in Oak Park, an easy road trip stop along the path. The Unity Temple was built in 1908, an American and European styled religious structure in which Frank Lloyd Wright added in signature modern and unique aspects, such as the completely concrete building material used. This spot is…
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Robie House – Frank Lloyd Wright

Robie House [caption id="attachment_22123" align="alignright" width="960"] Robie House Chicago AST[/caption] One of Frank Lloyd Wright's finest Chicago architecture gems comes in the form of the Robie House, the historic home of a local businessman, Frederick C Robie. Located in South Woodland, this Prarie style home is over 100 years old with a beginning construction date…
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Last Minute Field Trip Ideas for Students

It's the end of March, you've been frazzled with midterms and grading projects for so many weeks that you completely forgot: it's field trip season! Your students have been working hard and it's time to pay them off with a truly unforgettable, educational, and insightful field trip to end the year, but where to? And…
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Shops at North Bridge

[caption id="attachment_22086" align="alignright" width="248"] Shops at North Bridge Wikipedia Commons[/caption] Dinner and shopping all mixed into one? Yes, please! At Chicago’s famous Shops at North Bridge, you will find one of the widest selections of both retail stores and popular eateries, this entire spot consisting of 6 whole city blocks. Be sure to wear comfortable…
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Merchandise Mart

[caption id="attachment_22088" align="alignright" width="425"] Marchendise Mart and bridge in downtown Chicago[/caption] The Merchandise Market is a truly excellent place to end your big Chicago journey, this building being the epitome of Chicago shopping. The popular commercial building, upon first opening in 1930, was the largest building in the world, an astounding 4 million square feet…
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Kinzie State Showrooms – Chicago

The locally and nationally celebrated showroom facility, Kinzie State Showrooms, will start your fashionista day off right, an appealing venue with a unique environment. This spot was started in 2012 by a group of apparel representatives who wanted a ‘venue that would provide a comfortable and appealing space for themselves and buyers,’ the general idea…
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Magnificent Mile Morning Walking Tour

Start your second Chicago day with an early-riser walking tour, the newish yet growingly popular Magnificent Mile Morning Walking Tour. This 2-hour early morning tour allows you to ‘catch the Windy City as it wakes up’, a really unique and beautiful way to see the city streets. Beat the crowds to all of the best…
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Chicago Shopping Tour

There is truly no better way to start your big Chicago fashion journey than with the Chicago Shopping Tour, the tour with ‘access to inside knowledge on the best boutique shops in the trendy Lincoln Park neighborhood’. Your fashion forward group will receive exclusive discounts, a VIP personal shopping stylist, and your choice or 2…
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Top 5 FBLA Trip Ideas

As the Future Business Leaders of America we think you should be experiencing, and traveling to, some of the top business and entreprenueral cities across the nation. FBLA members deserve a break for all their hard work, and what better way to take a break than by traveling to a new, business-savvy, factory or university…
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